The suspected shooter was taken into police custody, and a weapon was recovered
A Chicago police officer was shot Monday after another violent weekend, officials said, in which four people were killed in 21 shootings.
Chicago Superintendent of Police David Brown told reporters that officers were responding to reports of an altercation between a security guard and an alleged criminal at an Ulta Beauty store on the 1000 block of West North Avenue at around 3:30 p.m.
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He said the suspect got into a fight with the officer who continued in the parking lot of the shopping area as another officer came.
“The criminal then fired three rounds of his gun at our officer, hitting him once,” Brown said.
Brown said one officer was shot in the face and “through and through” suffered a non-life-threatening wound. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The officers did not fire during the firing. The accused was arrested and a pistol was recovered from the spot. Details about the injured officer were not released.
Brown said responding officers were close to the incident as the department has increased patrols in the area.
During an earlier press briefing, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Superintendent of Police David Brown had responded to the incident. The shooting happened hours after the department released its weekend crime figures.
The figures said that from 6 pm on Friday to 11:59 pm on Sunday night, four people died and 22 were shot.